European Constitutional Law

European Constitutional Law

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The European Union has existed for over half a century. Having started as the 'Europe of the Six' in a specific industrial sector, the Union today has twenty-seven Member States and acts within almost all areas of social life. The Union's constitutional structures have evolved in parallel with this immense growth. Born as an international organisation, the Union has developed into a constitutional Union of States. This textbook analyses the constitutional law of the European Union after Lisbon in a clear and structured way. Examining the EU through a classic constitutional perspective, it explores all the central themes of the course: from the history and structure of the Union, the powers and procedures of its branches of government, to the rights and remedies of European citizens. A clear three-part structure and numerous illustrations will facilitate understanding. Critical and comprehensive, this is required reading for all students of European constitutional law.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 31 b/w illus. 16 tables
  • 1139368176
  • 9781139368179

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'Exhaustive in scope and innovative in structure and approach, this new book will be essential reading for anyone interested in the constitutional development of the European Union.' Anthony Arnull, University of Birmingham 'This is a very welcome and timely addition to the EU literature. Schutze provides a solid, thorough, and engaging analysis of all aspects of EU constitutional law combining theoretical discourse with a clear and close analysis of the case law.' Takis Tridimas, Queen Mary, University of London
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About Robert Schutze

Robert Schutze is a Reader in Law at Durham University.
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Table of contents

Introduction: European constitutional law; Part I. History and Structure: 1. Constitutional history: from Paris to Lisbon; 2. Constitutional nature: a federation of states; 3. Governmental structure: union institutions I; 4. Governmental structure: union institutions II; Part II. Powers and Procedures: 5. Legislative powers: competences and procedures; 6. External powers: competences and procedures; 7. Executive powers: competences and procedures; 8. Judicial powers: competences and procedures; Part III. Rights and Remedies: 9. European law: direct and indirect effect; 10. European law: supremacy and preemption; 11. European law: remedies and liabilities; 12. In particular: European fundamental rights.
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